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Volleyball: Cardinals down Tech for eighth-straight win

ST. CLOUD--Esther Grussing recorded 25 set assists on the way to a Willmar Cardinal win over St. Cloud Tech 3-0 on Thursday night in St. . The Cardinals have won eight straight matches and they haven't dropped a set since a 3-1 win over Brainerd ...

ST. CLOUD-Esther Grussing recorded 25 set assists on the way to a Willmar Cardinal win over St. Cloud Tech 3-0 on Thursday night in St. .

The Cardinals have won eight straight matches and they haven't dropped a set since a 3-1 win over Brainerd a week ago.

Cami Sletta was a team leader at the net and behind the line, recording 11 kills and eight service aces.

The Cardinals look to keep the win streak going on Monday when they visit New London-Spicer.

Willmar 3, St. Cloud Tech 0

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Willmar (14-4)............................ 25 25 25

St. Cloud Tech (9-6).............................. 15 18 5

Willmar

Serving (aces): Esther Grussing 2, Hannah Gallagher 2, Staci Banks 2, Cami Sletta 8, Heidi Sellman 2 ... Set assists: Grussing 25 ... Hitting (kills): Grussing 3, Gallagher 2, Sletta 11, Sellman 5, Abby Volk 1, Carly Wedel 3, Grace Marti 2, Hannah Kobeinia 3 ... Blocking (aces): Grussing 3, Gallagher 2, Sletta 2, Sellman 4, Volk 1, Marti 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Grussing 6, Addie Erickson 12, Sletta 6

St. Cloud Tech

Stats not provided

West Central

Morris/CA 3, Benson 0

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Karly Fehr surpassed 2,000 career assists and the Tigers improved to 13-2 with a West Central Conference win over the Braves on Thursday in Morris.

Fehr finished with 27 set assists. Brooke Gillespie helped get her the majority of those with 15 kills. Nicole Solvie had eight kills and Jenna Howden had seven.

The Tigers play ACGC at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Grove City.

Benson............................ 11 18 10

Morris/CA.............................. 25 25 25

Benson

Serving (aces): Megan Amundson 1, Sophie Ascheman 1 ... Set assists: Ascheman 1, Courtney McNeill 11, Kaitlyn Knutson 5 ... Hitting (kills): Amundson 3, Danielle Himley 2, Ascheman 3, Anna Gosson 1, Amanda Nissen 6, Presley Gonnerman 1, Victoria Pagel 2 ... Blocking (aces): Ascheman 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Berens 11, Amundson 11, Gosson 5, Nissen 10

Morris/Chokio-Alberta

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Serving (aces): Ashley Solvie 1, Riley Decker 1, Koral Tolifson 3, Cassidy Fehr 1, Bailey Marty 1 ... Set assists: Karly Fehr 27, Jenna Larson 4 ... Hitting (kills): Brooke Gillespie 15, Karly Fehr 3, Jenna Howden 7, Ashley Solvie 4, Larson 2, Nicole Solvie 8 ... Blocking (aces): Gillespie 1, Howden 1, A. Solvie 2, N. Solvie 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Gillespie 9, K. Fehr 10, Decker 15, C. Fehr 5

Sauk Centre 3, Montevideo 0

The Thunder Hawks were competitive against No. 15 Sauk Centre but couldn't find a spot to overtake the Mainstreeters and fell in three sets.

Abby Olson was all over the stat sheet, leading her team with seven kills and 17 digs.

The T-Hawks' schedule doesn't get any easier, either, as they face BOLD on Tuesday followed up by a trip to Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Thursday to face the West Central Conference-leading Tigers.

Montevideo (7-9)............................ 18 13 16

Sauk Centre (15-2).............................. 25 25 25

Montevideo

Serving (aces): Breanna Welling 1, Jessica Tastad 2 ... Set assists: Kamren Saue 5, Sarah Sulflow 8 ... Hitting (kills): Abby Olson 7, Molly Reeves 3, Tastad 2, Ashley McKee 4, Kaylee Glomstad 2 ... Blocking (aces): Olson 2, Reeves 1, Tastad 2, Glomstad 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Olivia Hagen 8, Sydney Bednar 6, Olson 17, Welling 8, Sulflow 5

Sauk Centre

Stats not provided

Melrose 3, Minnewaska 1

Melrose completed the season sweep of Minnewaska on Thursday with a four-set victory in Glenwood.

Carley Stewart led the Lakers with nine kills and the team's libero Bailey Stewart led with 24 digs.

The Lakers will get back to the court at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Benson.

Melrose (9-9)............................ 25 25 16 25

Minnewaska (4-12).............................. 22 22 25 20

Melrose

Stats not provided

Minnewaska

Serving (aces): Abby Ver Steeg 2, Madisen Hall 1, Taylor Amundson 2, Emma Thorfinnson 1, Bailey Stewart 4 ... Set assists: Amundson 23, Thorfinnson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Ver Steeg 7, Makenzia Zemke 1, Hall 1, Amundson 2, Ellie Danileson 6, Carley Stewart 9, Thorfinnson 1 ... Blocking (aces): Ver Steeg 1, Danielson 2, Stewart 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Ver Steeg 18, Jessica Lanoue 5, Amundson 10, Thorfinnson 12, Bailey Stewart 24

Camden

MACCRAY 3, KMS 0

Another strong net game helped MACCRAY down KMS in three sets in a Camden Conference match on Thursday in Clara City.

Piper Asche led the Wolverines with 10 kills, Ellie Thein had nine, Danni Burns had seven and Olivia Ruiter finished with five.

Sydney Schwitters finished with 33 set assists.

KMS............................ 18 17 8

MACCRAY.............................. 25 25 25

KMS

Serving (aces): None ... Set assists: Mallory Rudningen 14 ... Hitting (kills): Alex Walsh 4, Lydia Wagner 3, Molly Jeppesen 5, Tori Everson 2 ... Blocking (aces): none ... Digs (5 or more): Katie Krieger 11, Everson 7, Rudningen 6

MACCRAY

Serving (aces): Sydney Schwitters 1, Ellie Thein 3, Danni Burns 1, Ellie Hultgren 1, Meghan Listerud 3, Carly Orwick 2, Sage Mecker 3 ... Set assists: Schwitters 33 ... Hitting (kills): Schwitters 2, Thein 9, Burns 7, Orwick 5, Olivia Ruiter 5, Piper Asche 10 ... Blocking (aces): Orwick 1, Asche 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Schwitters 7, Thein 19, Burns 5, Hultgren 7, Orwick 8, Listerud 12, Ruiter 5

YME 3, LQPV 0

A big night by Mackenzie and Makayla Dyrdahl helped the Sting take down the Eagles in a sweep.

Mackenzie had a match-high 11 ace serves while Makayla led all players with 14 kills and 17 digs.

Madison Hinz added 11 assists for YME, which has won six of seven after a 1-11 start.

Kelsea Lund had 16 assists and Kylee Larsen made 11 kills for LQPV.

YME (3-5, 7-12)............................ 25 25 25

LQPV (2-13, 0-8).............................. 14 11 18

Yellow Medicine East

Serving (aces): Mackenzie Dyrdahl 11, Madison Hinz 4, Kaitlyn Mortenson 2, Makayla Dyrdahl 1... Set assists: Hinz 22, Mak. Dyrdahl 2... Hitting (kills): Mak. Dyrdahl 14, Mac. 3, Saraya Burgeson 1, Meeghen Dahlager 1, Anna McCosh 1, Sam Anderson 1... Blocking (aces): Dahlager 3, Mac. Dyrdahl 3, Mak. Dyrdahl 3, McCosh 2, Hinz 1, Anderson 1... Digs (5 or more): Mak. Dyrdahl 17, Mac. Dyrdahl 9, Hinz 6, Dahlager 6, Ali Miller 5

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving (aces): Lindsay Kranz 1... Set assists: Kelsea Lund 16... Hitting (kills): Kylee Larsen 11, Taniah Tosel 4, Katlyn Gades 2, Lund 1, Kranz 1... Blocking (aces): Gades 3, Lund 2, Kranz 2, Larsen 1... Digs (5 or more): Haley Wollschlager 11, Lund 8, Tosel 5, MaKayla Wildung 5

CMCS 3, RCW 1

Central Minnesota Christian School won a close one against Renville County West on Thursday night at home to remain a game back in the Camden Conference North Division behind MACCRAY.

Ellie Greenwaldt and Kalley Schwitters stole the show for the Bluejays. Greenwaldt finished with a game-high 49 set assists while Schwitters pounded out 23 kills.

Avery Elfering had a strong night for the Jaguars as she finished with 37 set assists.

RCW (5-12)............................ 18 16 27 22

CMCS (11-8).............................. 25 25 25 25

RCW

Serving (aces): Avery Elfering 2, Brittney Marr 1, Brooke Engstrom 1, Brooke Harder 1, Felicia Garcia 1 ... Set assists: Elfering 37, Reanna Flom 1 ... Hitting (kills): Elfering 2, Steph Zaske 3, Emily Filzen 5, Carli Krogman 11, Marr 7, Harder 5, Emma Rice 9, Morgan Payne 1 ... Blocking (aces): Filzen 4, Marr 2, Harder 1, Rice 4 ... Digs (5 or more): Elfering 19, Zaske 24, Marr 26, Engstrom 10, Harder 9, Garcia 14, Rice 7

CMCS

Serving (aces): Ellie Greenwaldt 2, Kenna Ulferts 1, Hannah Nelson 2, Bailey Scott 1 ... Set assists: Ellie Greenwaldt 49, Kenna Ulferts 3 ... Hitting (kills): Greenwaldt 6, Kalley Schwitters 23, Kayla Ulferts 4, Kendra Brouwer 6, Tori Orred 9, Hannah Nelson 1, Kate Brown 10 ... Blocking (aces): Brown 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Greenwaldt 13, Schwitters 17, Nelson 22, Scott 9

Lakeview 3, Dawson-Boyd 0

Mary Bothun had seven kills and Katie Willander had five kills and 11 set assists but Dawson-Boyd fell to Lakeview in a Camden Conference match on Thursday in Dawson.

Lakeview............................ 27 25 25

Dawson-Boyd.............................. 25 22 23

Lakeview

Stats not provided

Dawson-Boyd

Serving (aces): Mary Bothun 1, Katie Willander 1, Hannah Stelter 1 ... Set assists: Willander 11, Bothun 4 ... Hitting (kills): Bothun 7, Willander 5, Stelter 1, Jenna Wyum 4, Olivia Stratmoen 2, Megan Myers 2 ... Blocking (aces): Bothun 3 ... Digs (5 or more): Bothun 6, Willander 6, Jalynn Popma 12, Lily Olson 9, Myers 8

Tomahawk

BLHS 3, Sleepy Eye 0

Cassie Hettinger had eight kills and Alaina Leske and Rachel Dean both had six to lead the Mustangs to a Tomahawk Conference win on Thursday in Sleepy Eye.

BLHS's Maddy Ehlers had 26 set assists and Kaitlyn Kottke and Natalie Karl both finished with five kills.

BLHS............................ 25 25 25

Sleepy Eye..............................19 15 16

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart

Serving (aces): Anna Buboltz 1, Cassie Hettinger 2, Maddy Ehlers 2, Alaina Leske 2, Keighly Daak 2 ... Set assists: Ehlers 26 ... Hitting (kills): Buboltz 1, Jacxl Fernandez 1, Natalie Karl 5, Hettinger 8, Ehlers 1, Leske 6, Kaitlyn Kottke 5, Rachel Dean 6, Madelene Basilici 1 ... Blocking (aces): Dean 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Morgan Baldry 8, Daak 8

Sleepy Eye

Stats not provided

Central Minnesota

Paynesville 3, Eden Valley-Watkins 1

Paynesville used a balanced attack to down Eden Valley-Watkins in four sets and cruise to their 12th win of the season.

The Bulldogs had nine different players earn a kill including Sarah Schaefer who led the teeam with 10.

Molly Stang and Sydney Riley each earned their fair share of set assists as they finished with 24 and 15 respectively.

EVW (5-15)............................ 15 25 12 16

Paynesville (12-5).............................. 25 22 25 25

EVW

Stats not provided

Paynesville

Serving (aces): Sydney Riley 1, Skylar Bayer 2, Olivia Riley 1, Katelyn Dingmann 3 ... Set assists: Sydney Riley 15, Molly Stang 24, Bayer 1 ... Hitting (kills): Sydney Riley 2, Stang 1, Bayer 4, Olivia Riley 6, Sarah Schaefer 10, Jacqulin Hoeft 4, Dingmann 6, Abby Schaefer 9, Richelle Buermann 1 ... Blocking (aces): Bayer 2, Olivia Riley 1, Sarah Schaefer 2, Hoeft 2, Dingmann 1, Schaefer 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Sydney Riley 5, Stang 7, Olivia Riley 17, Dingmann 7, Megan Beckius 7, Buermann 18

Maple Lake 3, BBE 1

The Jaguars put up a good fight against the second-ranked team in Class AA, but ultimately fell short in four sets.

Karsee Kampsen and Tessa Halvorson had 16 and 15 assists respectively.

Morgan Gronli had a team-high 10 assists and three services aces, and Hailey Braegelman added 28 digs for BBE.

Maple Lake (4-0, 17-1)............................ 25 25 24 25

BBE (1-2, 8-9).............................. 19 14 26 23

Maple Lake

Stats not provided

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Serving (aces): Morgan Gronli 3, Hailey Braegelmann 1, Karsee Kampsen 1... Set assists: Kampsen 16, Tessa Halvorson 15, Sarah Feely 2, Ally Gruber 1... Hitting (kills): Gronli 10, Katherine Mastey 9, Gruber 8, Feely 5, Jordyn Steffensen 2, Nicole Wesbur 2, Halvorson 1, Kendra Schmitz 1... Blocking (aces): None... Digs (5 or more): Hailey Braegelman 28, Gronli 17, Kampsen 12, Gruber 9, Feely 7, Halvorson 6

Pheasant

CGB 3, Hancock 1

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley snapped a three-game losing streak, taking down the Owls in four games.

Kassandra Algarate had five kills and 14 digs. Ashlyn Mattson led the Owls with nine assists, while Sabrina Mattson had 24 digs.

Hancock (1-4, 6-8)............................ 14 25 11 17

CGB (4-1, 8-6).............................. 25 21 25 25

Hancock

Serving (aces): Ana Chavira 2, Sabrina Mattson 1... Set assists: Ashlyn Mattson 9, Tess Steiner 1... Hitting (kills): Kassandra Algarate 5, S. Mattson 2, Chavira 1... Blocking (aces): None... Digs (5 or more): S. Mattson 24, Algarate 14, Steiner 12, Emma Nelson 12, Chavira 5, A. Mattson 5

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley

Stats not provided

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